Want to take one last weekend road trip before school begins? Here are some great getaways, just a short drive from Seattle. Whether its Highland Games, food and wine, boats, cars, arts and crafts or music, there’s something for everyone this weekend!

The Subdued Stringband Jamboree
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 9, 10, 11 and 12
Deming Log Show Fairgrounds
3295 Cedarville Road
Bellingham, WA 98226

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For the last 12 years, the Stringband Jamboree has been building a local, roots, acoustic music festival that celebrates the sounds of Bellingham. Come to the countryside for three days and nights of singing, picking and stomping!

Doe Bay Fest
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 9, 10, 11 and 12
The Doe Bay Resort
107 Doe Bay Road
Olga, WA 98279

This weekend festival features an extensive line-up of musicians, local cuisine, camping and activities in one of the most picturesque venues the Northwest has to offer. More details online.

Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 10, 11 and 12
1386 S. Lefevre Street
Medical Lake, WA 99022

Nestled in the pines on the shores of Medical Lake, WA, the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is quite possibly the best summertime bluegrass experience in the Northwest. With it’s pristine location, warm Eastern Washington summer weather, stellar lineup of world-class and regional bands, and bargain-basement price, it’s no wonder folks all over the Northwest Bluegrass scene are buzzing about it!

Loggers’ Jubilee
Saturday and Sunday
August 11 and 12
451 Knittles Way
Morton, WA 98356

The Loggers’ Jubilee has become “the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows” and a celebration for people of all ages. Enjoy the 2-day Logging Show, Lawnmower Races, Parade, Flea-Market, Fun Run, Bed Races, Food, Music and more. Now celebrating 70 years!

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday and Sunday
August 11 and 12
Coupeville, WA 98239

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Since 1964, the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival remains one of Washington State’s oldest, continuously run festivals. The Festival is renowned for its primary focus on quality arts and crafts, handmade by artisans from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The historic town of Coupeville is located on Penn Cove, Central Whidbey Island, WA. Shoppers, vendors and visitors will all be charmed by the waterfront views.

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show
Saturday, August 11
10:00am – 4:00pm
La Conner, WA 98257

“The LaConner Classic Boat and Car Show” presents an opportunity to share an American heritage with you and your family. Whether your love is classic cars, show cars, classic yachts, work boats, or vintage motorcycles, you’ll be seriously “rocked” at this event. You’ll discover true “treasures” – afloat, on wheels, or simply on display. Visit the many exhibitor booths and be sure to check out the fabulous raffle prizes on display in the SYC clubhouse.

Prosser Wine and Food Fair
Saturday, August 11
2140 Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA 99350

Join nearly 2,000 wine enthusiasts for an afternoon of fine wine and local food specialties featuring the best of Prosser. Tickets available online.

Whidbey Island Highland Games
Saturday, August 11
765 Wonn Road
Greenbank, WA 98253

Come and join in as the traditions of the Highland Games come alive on beautiful Whidbey Island. Bring your family and experience the Scottish music, culture, and enjoy the variety of Celtic performances scheduled on the main stage throughout the day.

The Cruz Classic Car Show and Festival
Sunday, August 12
Port Orchard, WA 98366

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Join thousands of classic car fans and hundreds of classic, vintage and antique cars for the biggest Classic Car show around. Plus the Festival by the Bay Street Fair!